Monthly Archives: January 2014

Not So Hidden Pond Watercolor Sketch


The blanket of snow tried to quiet you…but you wouldn’t have it.
With frozen branches and stiff grasses,
Your clamor wont quit!
Oh frozen woods on thaw…make your sound bellow!

This is Hidden Pond. In the winter time it is not so hidden. And on a day like yesterday it was fully exposed as a mighty wind roared through the oaks playing tag as it seemed with the branches. How fun!

I fully intended on setting aside time to hike. As the day wore on, time ran away from me and I realized there was little left. This visit to Hidden Pond seemed to satisfy my craving and calm my nerves.


In this picture horseback riders pass the pond.

The holidays are over. Unfortunately, I have let much time slip. I could tell. I could tell in my mood, in my restlessness, in my lack of focus. Time to gain some control and get back to connecting through painting and prayer.